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Former LAPD Cop Sought in Shootings of Three Cops, Two Slayings


(LOS ANGELES) -- Police in Southern California say they suspect that a fired cop is behind the shootings -- one fatal -- of three police officers Thursday morning, as well as the weekend slayings of an assistant women's college basketball coach and her fiancé in what they believe are acts of revenge against the LAPD.

Former police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, has been publicly named as a suspect in the killings of Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old fiancé, Keith Lawrence, Irvine police Chief David L. Maggard said at a news conference Wednesday night.

Dorner is still being sought.  He is considered armed and dangerous, police say.

Meanwhile, police said three police officers were shot early Thursday morning: one in Corona, Calif., and two in Riverside, Calif. 

The Riverside Police Department said one of its officers was killed, ABC News affiliate KABC-TV reported.  The conditions of the two other officers were not immediately released.  Initial reports say Thursday's shootings may be related to Dorner.

Lawrence was found slumped behind the wheel of his white Kia in the parking lot of their upscale apartment complex on Sunday and Quan was in the passenger seat.

"Of particular interest at this point in the investigation is a multi-page manifesto in which the suspect has implicated himself in the slayings," Maggard said.

Police said Dorner's manifesto included threats against members of the LAPD.  Police say they are taking extra measures to ensure the safety of officers and their families.

The document, allegedly posted on an Internet message board this week, blames Quan's father, retired LAPD Capt. Randy Quan, for his firing from the department in 2008.

One passage from the manifesto reads, "I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty."

"I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own," Dorner allegedly writes.  "I'm terminating yours."

Police say Dorner is 6 feet tall and weighs 270 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.

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